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Spanning three continents and two cultures, A Walk Across the Sun chronicles an unforgettable journey through the underworld of modern slavery and into the. A Walk Across the Sun [Corban Addison] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Corban Addison leads readers on a chilling, eye-opening. Corban Addison’s debut novel, A Walk Across the Sun, made waves when it was first published, called “pulse-revving with a serious message,” by O, the Oprah.

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Dec 28, Kelly Hager rated it really liked it.

As they try to get to their convent school they are kidnapped and sold into prostitution to become ‘beshyas’. The plot is involved but insightful and it’s hard to put the book down.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A difficult topic to read about yet the author did a great job in creating a passionate and moving story that was entertaining while at the same time creating awareness about a taboo industry that exists but is easy to ignore in today’s world. The narrative is suspenseful and very exciting.

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A girl sold as a sex slave for months, yet she is never drugged or raped or beaten? Showing of reviews. Addison does craftsman’s addixon in telling the story, making us care about the girls, and creating Mumbai and Paris – I’ve been on most of those boulevards, and I was happy to recognize the Porte Saint-Denis and the arcades that few tourists see.

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A Walk Across The Sun – Corban Addison – International Bestselling Author.

But once the story takes off you could feel the characters and their anguish through the pages of this book. Great research and wonderful storyline. Even thought I am aware there is international sex trafficking, it seems remote and impersonal. I was really grateful to this because I would have never finished the novel if there was explicit seances. Addison jumps right into the action from the start without setting a proper scene and with only little character development.


The whole show was focussed on the Bangkok police and an American investigating teams effort to bring down an international crime ring and croban Recently while surfing through channels way past midnight I came across a program in Nat Geo that talked about some kind of a covert operation.

There, his conscience awakens as he sees firsthand the horrors of the trade in human flesh, and the corrupt judicial system that fosters it. Buy the selected items together This item: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Addson.

His wife left him after their baby daughter died, and ths impacting his work. May 09, Kristen rated it really liked it Shelves: Are all the people reviewing this book on goodreads being paid or did they read a different book?

Feb 28, Bonnie Brody rated it liked it. I saw some of these kids in the Philippines and in Cambodia, which has been trying to clean up its reputation as a child prostitution destination. This is what’s happening in this world today and it is sad. The only problem I had was with our so-called “hero”, Thomas Clarke, who all the women in the book, except his wife, were desperate to sleep with. An absolutely amazing book. Many of the girls that are sold have been captured because of their naivete.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In our world of shifting shadows, the face of evil is often hard to discern.


But Ahalya was determined to try. Meanwhile, DC lawyer Thomas Clarke sees his life unraveling. Periodically within the story, other women or girls would appear and I would find myself unrealistically waiting for one of them to whisper an escape plan to Sita or Ahalya, offer assistance to get out, provide a cover Apr 07, Marla rated it did not like it. There are several things that really surprised me about this novel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

These young, inexperienced girls were in no condition to fight their captors. Grisham has endorsed a novel, and that, in and of itself, made it impossible to resist. So not only do you have these horrible guys stealing girls and allowing them to be raped over and over, they also basically do it with no fear, because Write a customer review. I started to think things were cliched and predictable and my enjoyment waned. A walk across the sun is a must read for those who like fiction rooted in reality.

He began to experiment with writing at the age of fifteen, about the same time he developed an interest in international travel. The low value placed on human life sometimes called sexism, racism, class discrimination may play a part in making it easier for child prostitution to flourish.

The story begins in India, travels to France, and then the United States. Ahalya and Sita are the main characters the story is based upon. View all 4 comments.